2022 Book Review: Break No Bones

Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs A Mystery/Thriller, 2006 by Scribner, 337 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: There are times when the text cuts at weird spots in this one. I believe I commented, in an earlier book, that the chapters were long and rambling. This time the chapters seem to follow the James Patterson... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: Parasite

Parasite by Mira Grant A Horror, 2013 by Orbit, 504 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Pacing. This one is basically an Act 1 to what will likely be an interesting story. But this one is a little slow and a little drawn out. Not horror. More like scary science fiction that deals with science we shouldn’t... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: The Book of Two Ways

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult A Contemporary, 2020 by Ballantine, 416 Pages What I Didn’t Like: Content warning: extramarital affairs, major accident. Jodi Picoult books are always full of things that make you question your own beliefs and face things that are major issues in our society. This one uses a serious... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: On the Come Up

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas YA Contemporary, 2019 by Balzer + Bray, 464 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: I didn’t connect with Bri like I wanted to. She struck me as spoiled and selfish and it irked me when she continued to hide stuff from the people in her life who obviously love... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: Songs of Thalassa

Songs of Thalassa by Brian N Tissot YA Science Fiction, 2020 by BookBaby, 320 Pages What I Didn’t Like: Skewed impact of emotional scenes. There were deaths in this one that almost felt more shocking in the non-reaction of the characters to the deaths. You expect it to pack a punch, emotionally, and instead it... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: If It Bleeds

If It Bleeds by Stephen King A Horror, 2020 by Scribner, 447 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Genre issues. These are described as horror but they’re really not as scary as we’ve come to expect from King. They’re paranormal or creepy, sure, but they were calmer than I was wanting. Not all equal. In fact, I’m... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: Blood & Magic Eternal

Blood & Magic Eternal by Jessaca Willis YA Fantasy, Indie Published in 2022, 382 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Editing errors. To be fair, I am working from an ARC so it’s possible some of these were caught before publication. Normally, I ignore grammatical errors in my copies (especially my ARCs) but these are worth... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: The Wayward Haunt

The Wayward Haunt by Cas E Crowe YA Fantasy, Independently Published in 2020, 378 Pages What I Didn’t Like: Some slower scenes. It wasn’t particularly one section of the book, which is good, but there were scenes that slowed the pace. With other readers tagging this one as dark fantasy and horror I wanted more from... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: Wishtree

Wishtree Wishtree by Katherine Applegate MG Fantasy, 2017 by Feiwel & Friends, 224 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Naming of the characters, while interesting, was also a bit distracting. I cannot be the only person who lost at least 10 minutes of the day trying to think what other names Squirrels might give themselves if... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: A Young Man’s Game

A Young Man's Game A Young Man’s Game by Paul Blake A Mystery/Thriller, Independently Published in 2018, 294 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Some slower spots. You spend some time in the main character's head and those portions can move a little slower. I think the contrast between the fast action scenes and the slower... Continue Reading →

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